For four years in a row, Samer Kuraishi and his team have been named the No. 1 real estate brokerage for units and volume sold in their area, according to The Wall Street Journal, and have consistently ranked in the top 50 top producing brokerages in the country. Below, he lets us in on some of his secrets to success. Name: Samer Kuraishi
Title: President &...

What does it mean to leverage valuable industry partnerships in order to jumpstart your business? RISMedia's latest webinar, sponsored by Homes.com, "Achieving Better Client Experiences—and Conversions—With Key Partnerships," examined the keys to building and nurturing successful business relationships, which can ultimately lead to profitable referrals, as well...

After sitting off the market for over 50 years, the iconic Brady Bunch house has finally been listed. Hitting the market at $1.885 million, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom Studio City home is located at 11222 Dilling Street along the Los Angeles River. The current owners purchased the property in 1973 (prime Brady time) for just $61,000. Originally built in 1959,...

By Hannah Whittenly A bathroom can be among the top selling points in a home. Upgrading your bathroom prior to listing the home for sale may enable you to sell it at a higher price point. Here are some of ways that you can improve your bathroom and get the highest possible return on your investment: Add More Storage There are many items that you want or need to...

According to new findings, the ideal age for most Americans to buy their first home is 28. A recent Bankrate study touted this number as the sweet spot that those surveyed seemed to gravitate to. Of course, not everyone agrees. A quarter of men surveyed believe the ideal time to buy a first home is prior to age 25, but only 12 percent of women concur. And region...

To celebrate summer, in this month's edition of Great Spaces, we're highlighting some seriously serene lakefront properties, from Minnesota all the way to sunny Florida. Make a Splash on Mushroom Island This eco-friendly home is a masterpiece of modern architecture, with four bedrooms, three baths and panoramic views of Northern Minnesota's White Iron Lake. The 4,822-square-foot...

By Mark Mathis Whether you’re a new agent struggling to find leads or an experienced veteran who still hasn’t cracked the code to mastering social media lead generation, Jason Wardrop has the answers you want. He also has copy-and-paste templates and a step-by-step process for any agent who wants to begin generating leads within 24 hours of implementing his...

“Don’t study the great realty companies. Study the great companies.” From the brands that color the industry to firms outside of real estate, each year, acclaimed business leaders offer their perspectives at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange. Whether it’s Paul Charron, chairman of the board of The Campbell’s Soup Company—whose above advice was given...

As president of Ohio operations for Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies, Felicia Hengle has become known for motivating her agents to become more engaged in their offices through training. Prior to her current role, Hengle was the CEO of an office in the Cleveland area which consisted of over 200 agents. Her team has come to rely on her for both her direction...

By Judith Pascal The world's population is growing rapidly, and the governing bodies of larger cities are finding it increasingly difficult to manage public operations. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), exchanging data in a common network has become much more manageable. Technology is playing a major role in developing smart cities, which will not only make...